Blacksmith experience day in Brentford, London



Our blacksmith experience day is for people 18 and over, and is held at our forge dating from the 1830s, which is located in the London Museum of Water and Steam in Kew. The classes will have a maximum of three students. The day will start at 10am with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be a break for lunch, and the day will finish at approximately, although this has been as early as 3.00pm, and as late as 6.00pm, it depends on the groups progress. The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of blacksmithing. The day is aimed at teaching the student some of the basic blacksmithing techniques by making two classic Blacksmith items, a hook and a poker, which they take away with them at the end of the day. There are good road links, the M3/A316 to Richmond, then turn left to Kew and over Kew Bridge, and the Museum is just on the left hand side, or, the M4/A4 to Chiswick Roundabout, where it’s right to Kew , and the Museum is on the right hand side. Alternatively British Rail to Kew Bridge station, from where the forge is a five minute walk.

What's included in the price?

You will have to supply your own lunch and drinks, (though there are local shops) and will need to wear long sleeved top and trousers, preferably cotton, but no man-made fibres. You will also need steel toe cap shoes/boots. All other safety wear will be provided, as will the materials. Please note: To re-book or cancel will require a minimum of 30 days notice prior to the booked date. Please refer to Craft Courses terms and conditions for cancellations. Courses can only be re-booked if dates are available within that year. Please see Craft Courses T&C's regarding the use of gift vouchers,


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hen dos
  • Christmas
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Mother's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
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The London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EN